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Images of idealized beauty permeate most of the media we consume, and it has for hundreds of years; throughout decades dominated by shifting aesthetics and beauty standards, the idea of the attractive female has taken numerous forms. Titian’s reclining Venus, for example, is shaped differently from the fashion models of today’s ad campaigns, and African diasporic art offers yet another ideal. More often ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg in Artsy on Apr 23, 2014 |
If taffeta, silk chiffon, satin and tulle are the materials of wedding dresses, surely a divorce dress would be made from something much harsher--and more technical.
Demi Barnes constructed a wedding dress from divorce papers in under ten hours for her Art GCSE. Talk about taking a standardized test and making it your own. The dress is constructed from about 1500 pages of one set of divorce papers photocopied multiple times. And yes, she did have to cite her work. ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Artsy on Apr 15, 2014 |
The Hole, a gallery in NYC run by Kathy Grayson, features contemporary art from the world’s most interesting emerging artists in an effort to fill the hole in the downtown community. Open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 12-7PM, there is plenty of time to check out Jaimie Warren's talent-packed new show That's What Friends Are For, showing now through May 4th. Jaimie Warren is a Kansas City/New York City artist, and was featured at ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Apr 11, 2014 |
James Franco is a white, heterosexual, wealthy, educated male. He is a multifaceted artist and has loads of talent that he spreads to many, many projects. He has received endless accolades and awards for his creative efforts and shows that actors can have substance and are a wealth of ideas and thoughts. However, he is a super privileged dude who just defaced one of my favorite female artists.
When I first heard about James Franco’s opening at PACE Gallery I ... Read More
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The photographer Elinor Carucci’s recent series Mother reads like a visual diary of the pains and pleasures of motherhood, a raw and uncensored confessional of love and a complex relationship to the female body. Within the aesthetic framework of more traditional portrayals of the mother, she highlights the visceral and bodily with romantic reverence. Carucci relies in part upon the image of the art ... Read More
BY Claire Filipek in Artsy on Apr 09, 2014 |
Victoria Seimer, a Brooklyn-based graphic designer, posts her stunning work on tumblr under the name Wichoria. All of her work is phenomenal, but her weekly series entitled, “Human Error” is what first caught my eye. In this digital day and age, everyone is familiar with the layout of computer pop-ups, such as error messages and repeated reminders, which is partly what makes this series so powerful. What if error messages just popped up in real ... Read More
BY Oriana Asano in Artsy on Apr 08, 2014 |
From April 11 to August 24, the Brooklyn Museum will be featuring graffiti portraitist Swoon's installation Submerged Motherlands, a poignant work that focuses on climate change, and the disastrous effects of Hurricane Sandy and the Doggerland--a landmass that once connected Great Britain to Europe’s mainland before it was submerged by a tsunami. Swoon transformed the Brooklyn Museum’s Rotunda Gallery into a magnificent landscape with makeshift ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa in Artsy on Apr 01, 2014 |
You don't know her name, but I bet you know her work. Mary Blair, pictured above, was responsible for dreaming up the concepts behind famous Disney films, including Cinderella, Peter Pan, and Alice in Wonderland. Blair originated the character concepts, color schemes, and the modernist style expressed in the films and determined the aesthetic depiction of famous Disney scenes. Her imaginative and unique designs greatly influenced the now historic look of ... Read More
BY Gina Furfaro in Music Stuff on Mar 31, 2014 |
Usually music festival season comes with a roller coaster of emotions: first, excitement to finally see who made the line-up, then hope that maybe I’ll actually make it this year, then the crushing, heartbreaking reality when I realize I can’t afford it (unless I don’t do anything else for the next three months).
Luckily for those of you in LA, a super-affordable festival is headed your way. Brokechella, an arts and music festival ... Read More
BY kelsey haight in Artsy on Mar 31, 2014 |
The Simpsons are a staple of American life. They’ve taught us about the value of satire and the horrors of normativity in traditional family values. Marge, a beacon of light within the Simpson family, is a multi-faceted queen who deserves heaps of respect. She has been a bra-burning feminist, a handyman, a police officer, breadwinner and homemaker. Now it is someone’s turn to turn the tables and become Marge.Watch below as model Kate Moukhina gets a ... Read More